KFA Leadership & Announcements

Pledge Your #TealLove for a Child With Food Allergies This Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day can be a challenge for kids with food allergies. Candy and treats can mean being excluded or feeling unsafe. #TealLove means being inclusive of those with food allergies. How can you pledge your #TealLove to someone with food allergies on Valentine's Day? Show food allergy awareness with our #TealLove awareness ribbons. One in 13 U.S. kids has a food allergy. You can use these images as your profile picture or share on social media: Encourage non-food gifts which are safer...

Help Drive the Future of Food Allergy Research

Does your family have food allergies? If so, we invite you to inform food allergy research. Our Food Allergy Patient & Family Registry (Registry) is a web-based program that gives you a place to share your experiences. The Registry is a program to collect, manage and analyze data from and about people with food allergies. It will advance research through patient information. Our goal is to find ways to prevent and cure food allergy. The first and only “patient-centered” food allergy...

New Guidelines for Early Introduction of Peanut

For years, guidelines told us that parents and pediatricians should delay giving peanut-containing foods to children until after age three. However, all of our best evidence now shows that early introduction of peanut-containing foods is associated with less peanut allergy.

Skyrocketing Costs Are Limiting Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

The recent surge of media coverage about rising medication costs has shed important light on the challenges of access and affordability that AAFA has championed time and again. It has also reinforced that – for millions of American families – access to medication such as the epinephrine auto-injector can be a life-and-death matter.

The School Forms You Need Before Your Child with Food Allergies Starts School

Are you getting ready to send your child with food allergies off to school? Whether it is your child's first year in school or the sixth, you must send in new forms every year. Here is our checklist of the forms you need to finish before the first day. Get copies of these forms from the school. These forms will need your doctor's authorization or signature. ✓ Medication Authorization These forms state if your child can self-carry and/or self-administer medications at school. These forms are...

Food Allergy Support at Your Fingertips

Re-introducing the KFA Community! You told us that the KFA community was not easy to use on your phone — and we listened. As parents of kids with food allergies, we know that food allergy concerns come up at all times. Being able to connect at any time with other parents managing the same issues is critical! Last week, we updated our community to make it easier and more convenient to access on any device, especially mobile devices! The features that are important to you will be easier...

Philadelphia, Take Strides for Safe Kids! Food Allergy Walk and Expo

Get ready for our 7th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Food Allergy Walk and Expo on Saturday, September 12, 2015! Funds raised from this allergy-friendly event will benefit Kids With Food Allergies , a division of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America . If you are within driving distance of suburban Philadelphia, please join us for a morning of entertainment and fun! Register today , donate , fundraise or volunteer . Where: Plymouth Meeting Mall 500...

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